Natixis Global Asset Management Launches Aurora Horizons Fund New mutual fund from experienced multi-manager hedge fund specialist firm Business Wire BOSTON -- March 27, 2013 Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM) announced today the launch of the Aurora Horizons Fund (AHFAX), which is a multi-strategy mutual fund dynamically allocated across multiple hedge fund managers. The fund may help investors achieve additional risk diversification within a traditional long-only portfolio of stocks and bonds by providing diversified exposure to alternative strategies. The fund is managed by Aurora Investment Management L.L.C. (Aurora), which has specialized in multi-manager portfolios of hedge funds since 1988. “We are pleased to offer the Aurora Horizons Fund, which gives investors access to investment talent not previously available to them in a mutual fund format,” said David Giunta, president and chief executive officer, Natixis Global Asset Management – U.S. Distribution. “As investors look to build durable portfolios for the long term, adding liquid, transparent exposure to alternative strategies as part of a diversified investment portfolio may help reduce overall portfolio volatility and complement traditional asset returns.” The Aurora Horizons Fund is a multi-strategy, multi-manager fund that provides diversification by dynamically allocating across sub-advisers that execute alternative strategies, including Long/Short Equity, Long/Short Credit, Event-Driven, Short-Biased, and Macro. It is managed by Aurora’s team of investment professionals who are experienced in the early identification of some of the most talented hedge fund managers. This team includes Roxanne Martino, CEO and portfolio manager; Scott Schweighauser, president and portfolio manager; Justin Sheperd, CIO and portfolio manager; and Anne Marie Morley, managing director of operational due diligence. Aurora is well-known in the hedge fund space for its rigorous research and selection process, as well as its vigilant, multi-faceted operational due diligence. “The new Aurora Horizons Fund provides investors with a liquid alternative to traditional hedge fund investments,” said Scott Schweighauser, president and portfolio manager at Aurora. “We actively reallocate the portfolio to a set of proven alternative investment managers to help the fund’s shareholders benefit from market fluctuations and strategy performance trends.” About Aurora Investment Management L.L.C. Aurora Investment Management L.L.C. (“Aurora”) is one of the world’s leading managers of hedge fund portfolios in the alternative investments industry. Since its founding in 1988 with the launch of Aurora Limited Partnership, Aurora has managed hedge fund portfolios, pursuing investment results with a consistent investment philosophy, a commitment to superior due diligence, and a disciplined investment process. Headquartered in Chicago, Aurora manages over $10 billion in assets for institutional clients, including corporate and public pension funds, foundations and endowments, insurance companies, and healthcare organizations. Since 1995, Aurora has provided customized portfolio solutions to clients to help them meet their specific investment objectives. Further information is available at www.AuroraLLC.com. About Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is one of the 15 largest asset managers in the world based on assets under management.^1 Its affiliated asset management companies provide investment products that seek to enhance and protect the wealth and retirement assets of both institutional and individual investor clients. Its proprietary distribution network helps package and deliver its affiliates’ products around the world. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. brings together the expertise of multiple specialized investment managers based in Europe, the United States and Asia to offer a wide spectrum of equity, fixed-income and alternative investment strategies. Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.’s assets under management totaled $779 billion (€591 billion) as of December 31, 2012.^2 Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. is part of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A.’s affiliated investment management firms and distribution and service groups include Absolute Asia Asset Management; AEW Capital Management; AEW Europe; AlphaSimplex Group; Aurora Investment Management; Capital Growth Management; Caspian Private Equity; Darius Capital Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Hansberger Global Investors; Harris Associates; IDFC Asset Management Company; Loomis, Sayles & Company; McDonnell Investment Management; Natixis Asset Management; Natixis Environment & Infrastructure Luxembourg; Ossiam; Reich & Tang Asset Management; Snyder Capital Management; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; and Vega Investment Managers. Visit ngam.natixis.com for more information. ^1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2012 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 13th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2011. ^2 Assets under management (AUM) may include assets for which non-regulatory AUM services are provided. Non-regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall within the SEC’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1. 638957 Contact: NATIXIS GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT Boston Denise Robbi-Arena, 508-523-4067 firstname.lastname@example.org
Natixis Global Asset Management Launches Aurora Horizons Fund
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